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brm_910785 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
115.00 €(Approx. 123.05$ | 97.75£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: fin
Date: 307
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 5,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et idéalement centré. De très jolis détails, un buste presque SUP au droit. Patine marron-gris
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus", (L'empereur Constantin pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI/ S|A// PTR.
Reverse description : Mars marchant à droite, casqué, nu, le manteau flottant au vent, tenant de la main droite une haste transversale et de la gauche un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Marti Patri Propugnatori”, (À Mars défenseur de la patrie).

Historical background


CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT

(07/25/306-05/22/337)

Augustus

Constantine was born in 274, son of Constance Chlore and Helena. He was named Caesar on the death of his father on July 25, 306 and was proclaimed august on December 25, 307. He married Fausta, the daughter of Maximien Hercule, who gave him five children, three of whom were augusts. The first twenty years of his reign are devoted to imposing himself as the main august against Maximian Hercules, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin II and Licinius. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed on May 22, 337.

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